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Romania XXVIII

By gss  
Bucegi Mountains as seen from Răşnov, Braşov County, Bārsa Land (or Burzenland), Transylvania, Romania

The Bucegi mountains are one of the most important mountain massifs i the southern Carpathians, reaching 2509 m in the higher peak Omu (it means "the man as it has a strange shape of a human head). Here, the northern view, from a high plain or better as geographical term, a depression between mountains, called Ţara Bārsei (from the main river, Bārsa, or in German Burzenland). It looks as a high plain having between 450-700 m altitude, extremely flat; it is a tectonic depression, submerged during the last raise of the Carpathians; in the Quaternary, became a huge lake.All depressions in the Carpathians are very cold places "the cold pole" of Romania, because a thermal inversion phenomenon: the air, captive by the high mountains cannot escape so cold air, heavier, is staying down, and the warm air never hit the ground. It is the "fatherland" of potatoes cultures. A very rich in history region, the Bārsa land, became famous by the short settlement of the Teutonic knights who built some Cistercian abbeys and fortresses. The main town is Braşov.
A completing short video showing the same mountains but from the top (from the highest peak included).






Tags: Depression Mountains Romania Landscape and travel Carpathians Bucegi Barsa land

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Ted447 Plus
9 216 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2015 8:10AM
Very impressive country. Ted. GrinGrin
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2015 8:31AM
A good receding vista, Silviu.

Ray
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
15 Sep 2015 10:31AM
Love this beautiful mono image, Silviu. It's superb!
NDODS Plus
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2015 10:35AM
An interesting narrative and equally interesting link and image.

Thanks for sharing Sylviu.

Regards Nathan
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2015 11:38AM
A really lovely landscape
Ju
15 Sep 2015 9:52PM
Great shot and write up Silviu. Cathy
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2015 4:39AM
Fascinating information and you have put Romania in the map with this one! Grin
Thank you for sharing such interesting information Silviu...
IB
Bravdo 14 17 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2015 10:20AM
Fascinating info and a great capture well presented.

Barry

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